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It's over! Josh Rosen stops following the Cardinals on social media

Shalise Manza Young
·Yahoo Sports Columnist
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You might have heard, but the Arizona Cardinals drafted Kyler Murray with the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft on Thursday night.

The Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback has known new Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury for years, and it’s seemingly been a fait accompli that Arizona would draft Murray from the moment Kingsbury was hired.

Kingsbury is happy, Murray is happy, but one person who isn’t is Josh Rosen.

You remember Josh Rosen, right? He’s the quarterback the Cardinals drafted in the first round just last year.

Rosen is expressing his frustration in the most iGeneration way possible.

Just click ‘unfollow’

He's not following: Cardinals QB Josh Rosen has stopped following the team's social media accounts. (Getty Images)
He's not following: Cardinals QB Josh Rosen has stopped following the team's social-media accounts. (Getty Images)

Via Clayton Holloway, an NFL Network assignment editor, Rosen has unfollowed the Cardinals’ accounts on both Instagram and Twitter.

If it sounds a little like ninth-grade relationship tactics, we agree.

But Rosen is mad, dammit, and he’s making it known.

Forgotten man

It’s hard to blame Rosen, though. Kingsbury and general manager Steve Keim didn’t do a great job convincing the world that they weren’t going to kick Rosen to the curb to claim Murray, and just last week the Cardinals’ social-media team cut a video to announce the team’s full schedule that was essentially Rosen-free.

Until the Twitterati noticed and they re-cut the video, adding the quarterback.

Did the Cardinals blow it?

Keim and the Cardinals, however, may have bungled this situation beyond not hiding their pre-draft affection for Murray.

As Yahoo’s Charles Robinson notes, the fact that Keim didn’t trade Rosen before the draft and wasn’t able to trade him on Thursday night is a spectacular fail.

With three quarterbacks taken in the first round and Drew Lock still available, there are few teams in the market for a potential starter, and if the 31 other clubs believe Arizona is desperate to move Rosen (Keim did say on Thursday night that the Cards are open to keeping Murray and Rosen, because of course he did), it’ll have to accept whatever it can get for last year’s No. 10 pick.

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